Hypnosis is a relaxed natural state of mind. We all go in and out of a hypnotic state often. If you have ever been watching a TV programme, zoned out and lost track of the plot, then you were in an hypnotic state. If you do repetitive tasks, like ironing or washing up for example, you may let your mind wander and experience a light hypnotic state. Daydreaming is a hypntotic state– and it’s in that daydream state that we often get our best ideas and make breakthroughs in our understanding.
Hypnotherapists work with clients using this hypnotic state to access their unconscious mind and to bypass the conscious mind. The unconscious mind is much cleverer and more powerful than the conscious mind. It is where our emotions, memories, attitudes and creativity lie. Rather than in the conscious mind, the unconscious is where our behaviour is forged, where we make our big decisions.
By working in an hypnotic state, clients can be helped by their hypnotherapist to get to know a bigger part of themselves and change their mind. They can be helped to think more positively, to overcome old beliefs and behaviours that may be holding them back. Hypnotic trance is also deeply relaxing and so is also a significant aid to managing and relieving people of the symptoms of stress.
What is NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a communication tool, modelled on the therapeutic application of language in the most effective models for personal development and psychotherapy. It was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in 1970s, through studying the communication strategies of the most successful therapists.
NLP essentially is a gentle way to break down the language structures that we use, so that we can reveal deeper underlying belief systems that hold us prisoner in unwanted behaviours and patterns, so that we can influence personal and group changes that lead to positive resolution and the best outcome.
An NLP coach applies talking therapy to help their client become free of limiting patterns, so that they can achieve a fuller potential, in the context of both personal and professional development.